Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them.

A young carer is someone who looks after another person. Caring for someone might involve things you do every day like cooking and cleaning. Or you might have to do much more if your family member can't do some things themselves.

A young carer might look after someone because they're sick or have a disability or mental health issues. Or, if a parent or family member has an alcohol or drug problem, they may be unable to care for themselves or anyone else.

Every day across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences and outcomes in education, having a lasting effect on their life chances.

We want to make sure all #youngcarers get the help and support they deserve.

Do you know somebody that is a young carer?

The above link has free information, help and advice available for them.

Share and spread awareness so that people know they aren’t alone!

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